Merakey Pennsylvania PAD Outreach Specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reference #: 5000962521906 Requisition Number 85094
Shift 2nd Shift - with week-ends
Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career while working with an extraordinary team? At Merakey, we put heart and soul into everything we do. We are seeking a PAD Outreach Specialist to join our team at our program in Philadelphia, PA location. Earn $19.89/hour Position Details Merakey's Outreach Specialist in the Police Assisted Diversion (PAD) program work collaboratively with the Philadelphia Police Department and various other City agencies. They can be dispatched for various quality of life emergency calls (i.e. possible overdose, welfare checks, disorderly conduct, etc.) or other non-violent low-level mental health or behavioral health calls. An Outreach Specialist will collect relevant information, perform basic referral functions(complete shelter referral, call to obtain an outpatient appointment) and will perform all duties related to transporting the individual following completion of the diversion. BENEFITS Merakey offers Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans, Work/Life balance, flexible schedules, cell phone discount plan, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement and much more! To fill out an on-line application:
Requisition number: 85094 ABOUT MERAKEY Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve. Merakey strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy for abuse. Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
Position Type Full-Time
Work Schedule Mon-Fri 3PM-11PM
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: High School diploma or GED with at least two years behavioral health experience and experience working with the homeless or those with Substance use disorders.90% of the work is done in the field with a partner. Should have the ability to work in a team setting. Must possess computer skills to perform job duties including but not limited to desktop computing, email, time sheet management, and electronic health records, using Microsoft Office and Google Applications, and other relevant software. Ability to enter data on a mobile handheld device while in the field. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have knowledge and an understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system. Ability to establish professional relationships with peers. Knowledge and experience working within Philadelphia forensic system preferred. Peer Specialist Certification preferred.
Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.